Indonesia Takes Away “Medical Plant” Designation for Cannabis

Indonesia made a splash when a decree from earlier this year declaring cannabis a “medical plant” in the eyes of the government officially got on the public’s radar. Now, the Agricultural Ministry in Indonesia is revising this decree, as cannabis is still illegal in Indonesia with no legalization in sight. …

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Parents as Outlaws: Doing Whatever It Takes to Get Life Saving Medicine for Your Kids

Parents as outlaws: doing what it takes to get life saving cannabis for their kids [embedded content] In 2019, cannabis is still considered a Schedule I drug in America despite legalization at the local level in over half of the U.S. This means the federal government still restricts its use…

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“Meg the Budtender” takes lead on new Colorado marijuana education campaign

Colorado’s cannabis education campaigns are advancing beyond Legal Marijuana 101. “Responsibility Grows Here,” the new public education push unveiled Monday by the state health department, will include four targeted campaigns addressing consumers, youth, trusted adults, and pregnant and breastfeeding women. “We’ve worked hard over the past four years to educate Coloradans…

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Proposal for Denver’s first marijuana club takes early steps

Published: Feb 9, 2018, 4:57 pm • Updated: Feb 9, 2018, 5:25 pm By Kathleen Foody, The Associated Press DENVER — Owners of a Colorado business seeking to be among the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs made an initial public pitch to city officials on Friday, laying out their plans…

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Colorado politician takes on Gov. Hickenlooper over marijuana risks

Published: Nov 29, 2017, 8:46 am • Updated: Nov 29, 2017, 8:57 am By Rachel Riley, Colorado Springs Gazette An El Paso County commissioner on Tuesday publicly accused Gov. John Hickenlooper of turning a blind eye to potential negative effects of legal recreational marijuana to protect an industry that has…

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In the midst of Congressional grilling, Sessions takes heat on marijuana attitude

Published: Nov 14, 2017, 11:02 am • Updated: Nov 14, 2017, 11:09 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff As U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, he fielded pressing question on the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russians – and his past remarks on…

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Lucky’s Market takes leap with CBD, now selling hemp extracts nationwide

Published: Oct 9, 2017, 10:57 am • Updated: Oct 9, 2017, 11:50 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff For a brief moment last month, it appeared a retail giant was on track to change the course of cannabidiol sales in the United States. In late September, Target.com quietly began…

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Legalization opponent Kevin Sabet takes on Colorado at anti-marijuana event

Published: Oct 6, 2017, 3:29 pm • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 3:29 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff Marijuana has become a religion led by the false prophet money, the president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) told a symposium at Colorado Christian University. Kevin Sabet, the leader of…

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